Windows Update fails if your system time is off
My main problem right now is that Windows Update isn’t working.
It’s the well know “Windows Update Problem”:http://www.updatexp.com/0x800A138F.html call 0x800a138f. Great name!
In my case, studying c:\windows\windows update.log revealed I was really getting an 0x800C0008 error (man have PCs become like mainframes or what!). Amazingly, this is because I got the clock screwed up by a year (2003 not 2004), so it rejected a bunch of things. When I have time I’ll research that :-). Interesting to see the auto time sync in Windows refuses to update the time if it is dramatically off. I had thought that time was never going to be a problem again. Sigh.